Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Professor Carlo Prato is Acting Head of School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Professor in Transport Engineering at UQ, Carlo Prato has a PhD from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy where he approached the study of travel behaviour by focusing on route choices of car drivers. It is his natural curiosity and passion for behavioural modelling that drives his research into understanding what makes people behave the way they do as pedestrians, cyclists, public transport users and car drivers.

His research also looks at how people value congestion and the reliability of transport systems, how they react to legislation trying to make their journeys safer, and how they accept and/or adapt (or not) to novel technologies and mobility solutions.

Carlo contributes to the advancement of science in a cross-disciplinary environment by presenting his work at international conferences and publishing his contributions in prestigious journals as well as serving as a reviewer and editorial board member of journals spanning from engineering to psychology and medicine.

Carlo has about 90 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 130 reviewed conference contributions and, recently, he has been named Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, the journal of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Prior to joining UQ’s School of Civil Engineering at the beginning of 2016, Carlo worked at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) where he became Professor in 2013. During his time at DTU, he received the 2014 Pyke Johnson Award from the Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies for the best paper in planning and environment.

During his time at UQ, Carlo has been the recipient of the 2017 Partners in Research Excellence Award from The University of Queensland for his work in the partnership with the Port of Brisbane that aims to develop port growth.


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